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FAMILY BEACH HOUSE w/Air, WHITE WATER OCEAN VIEWS + guest privacy suite & more

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 BR 2 BA upstairs; 1 BR 1 BA downstairs. Separate game room + bunkbeds/aerobed

Get ready for pure air conditioned relaxation, convenience and a vacation to remember. This home is equipped with every amenity to ensure you have a great experience – including owners Carl and Vicki, your accommodating hosts and concierges, just a phone call or email away to assist you before, as well as during, your vacation.

This 3 bedroom, 3 bath cottage comfortably sleeps 10 guests and is located high on a hill with views of the ocean, bay and mountains. You’re only a short walk to the beach and business district – a wonderfully eclectic small town offering many “mom and pop” restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.

Sea World is also nearby, close enough to see from the house, with occasional summer fireworks. Downtown San Diego is just a short drive, as is the famed San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and the Old Globe Theater. If fishing interests you, hop over the hill to Pt. Loma and Shelter Island, or if you’re a golfer, River Walk is just 4 miles down the freeway.

The driveway to the house can accommodate two vehicles. A view from the street to the end of the Ocean Beach Pier and beyond. Seagulls, parrots and the sound of ocean waves will greet you as you step into the house to an open and spacious living area filled with overstuffed furniture and a cozy fireplace – perfect for curling up with your favorite book. The dining room has a wall of windows with doors that open up to the wrap-around deck, complete with a large gas grill and chaise loungers where you can soak up the big, beautiful, blue skies and ocean, famous to southern California. The view from this deck is magnificent and words alone cannot describe the majestic scene that is sure to take your breath away.

The King master with en-suite bath is located on the main level of the house and boasts sliding glass doors to the attached deck with Pacific Ocean white water views to take in as you relax on your king size bed. Keep the doors open in the evening to relish in the ocean breezes and barking seals as they play on the Ocean Beach jetty.

The front bedroom, also with an en-suite bath, is located on the main level and is complete with a queen size bed and gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean.

A separate den is also found upstairs that provides a private work environment, quiet place to read, or write a letter. A bunk bed in this room provides additional sleeping arrangements for the younger set.

The third bedroom is privately separate from the rest of the house and is located on the lower level with an attached full bath. There is also a recreation/living room located downstairs with a large flat screen TV and XBOX, plus additional sleeping arrangements are available in the form of 1 queen size Aero bed.

Even with over 60 options of restaurants, all within walking distance, ranging from barefoot off the beach to upscale and elegant, there will still be times where making a wonderful meal at home can add to the relaxing vacation experience. Good thing the kitchen features everything you need. All the appliances; gas stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, utensils, pots, pans, toaster, blender, dishes, coffee pot, espresso maker, crock pot and more, are all here and ready for your convenience. There is also a pack ‘n’ play and high chair for our visitors with small children.

Additionally, this home is complete with a very comprehensive visitor’s guide to give you many ideas and information about what beautiful San Diego has to offer, including menus to the many local eateries and Carl and Vicki’s contact information if you have any other questions during your stay.

Proceed to book, today, in order to secure your dream vacation in San Diego's prized Ocean Beach community.

More Details

Carl or Vicki
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Carl or Vicki

We are Carl and Vicki, your hosts. We consider you our guests and believe that you will feel that in our home. San Diego has been our home for nearly 50 years. Carl was born in Kansas where he spent is early years; Vicki is a transplant from Los Angeles. We have been married 38 years, have 2 daughters, and 5 g-kids. We love the beach community as well as the local mountains where we have a cabin in the woods of Mt Laguna. Our goal is to spend as much time as possible in Ocean Beach, riding bikes, entertaining friends and family in OB, and generally enjoying the ambiance of the location. So, in order to make all this happen, we make our home available to guests like you and work very hard to make your stay as nice as we make it for ourselves. The expectation should be very high and we will not fail to meet or exceed that expectation. We are Padres season ticket holders as well as the Old Globe, so do not hesitate to take advantage of our connections for tickets as available from the venues. We are very kid friendly as you will see with all the baby furniture included with your stay as well as the family centric movies provided free of charge and the XBOX downstairs in the game room. Your kids will be totally jazzed with their game room. Finally, we are here to support you in the trip of a lifetime and stand ready to make that happen. Give us a call to discuss what we can do to win your trust and become your first choice in your travel plans for years to come.

Carl or Vicki purchased this house in 2015

Why Carl or Vicki chose Point Loma Heights

As a student in the late 60's, Carl lived for a time on Lotus St. in Ocean Beach. Many years have passed since then but the urge to return to the beach community has always been there. He and Vicki moved to a condo last year and spent a full month cycling from property to property in Mission, Pacific, and Ocean Beaches. During this time we noted how the beach cities delt with crime, noise, exhibited pride of ownership, delt with homeless problems, quality of resturants, entertainment, public drunkeness, friendliness of the locals, and ease of parking. OB and this property won hands down overall as the place to be. It provides a sanctity away from the crowds when you need it but is located so close to everything with road outlets to the North and East depending on the time of day for travel by car. This home also has amazing character, warmth, and sight lines that make it difficult to leave. Evenings on the deck are special as are the times lying in bed listening to the birds, seals, and sounds of waves carried by an ocean breeze that prevailes directly in our direction. The neighbors have the same love of this special, unique location. Next door is the owner of a local resturant. The other neighbors can be expected to give you a wave and are always happy to give directions or answer questions that you may have about San Diego in general or Ocean Beach in particular. They know you picked your location after very careful consideration. Vicki and I know that as well and appreciate you and your family for choosing to stay in our home. Let us know what we can do to make your stay the best ever!

What makes this house unique

This property is cental to many of the most popular sites and entertainment venues in the greater San Diego area. The cover of our guest guide, found on the living room table, has 25 points of interest for you to consider during your stay. Of the 25, 14 are less than 10 miles away. The beach in OB is just a start. You also have Mission and Pacific beaches just a short bike ride away as well as rental facilities for motor boating, paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, and sailing on Mission Bay. All these venues can be seen from the deck at your house! The beauty of the location, as mentioned above, is the serenity that you will find when it comes time to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of 'the beach crowd'. Vicki and I love people in general, but after the crowds have been drinking for several hours it is really nice to be above all the noise and commotion that is generated from midnight to 2 am as they make their way home. We have made the walk home late at night and find the area safe, well lit, and if necessary, very easy and inexpensive to hail a cab for the short ride home. Parking is always a very difficult problem in the beach area but not at 4554 Niagara. You will have 1 alley space, 2 tandems spaces in the driveway and always ample parking in front of the home. Do not miss the chance to stay here during the 4th of July holidays when fireworks are displayed all over the beach area and can be viewed from your rear deck. Missed the 4th? No problem, you also have a clear view of fireworks every night during the summer from our close friends at Sea World only 3 miles away or better yet spend an evening or two at the park and see the fireworks from the comfort of your own seat inside the park. This is truly a unique location and we are certain that you will agree. Please contact us with your travel plans and we will do everything in our power to make your trip memorable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Point Loma Heights

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • You must adhere to the SD City noise ordinance, especially when outside on the deck as this is a residential neighborhood environment.
  • Smoking is prohibited anywhere on the property premises. Any evidence of smoking will result in possible forfeiture of your entire security deposit.
  • Please do not bring sand into the house. We ask that you treat our home as if it were you own and respect the fact that we live there as well. Enjoy
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 located in the Master BR - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 located in the front BR - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 downstairs - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathrooms are full and come with ample towels, toilet tissue, and shampoos. Hairdryers are available as well. There is plenty of hot water available from an over-sized hot water heater to allow for both showers operating. A whole house soft water system helps create a more positive shower experience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master with en-suite bath & view deck access - 1 extra lg. double bed , Dual sliders lead to view deck. Listen to the surf & seals!
    Queen with en-suite bath - 1 large double bed , Large closet, night stand, chest of drawers and ceiling fan
    Downstairs Queen with en-suite bath - 1 large double bed , Private entry access. Enjoy game room TV, & your own patio!
  • Bedroom upstairs contains an en-suite King size bed with chest of drawers and closet. Sliding doors lead to the deck. Alternate upstairs en-suite bedroom is well appointed with a queen size bed, spacious closet, and chest of drawers. Down stairs bedroom has queen bed, armoire, side table, entrance from inside and private entrance from outside, as well as its own full bathroom. An Aerobed is available for additional sleeping accommodations in the living room of this spacious downstairs area with game room. The upstairs den also has a bunk bed for the younger folks Quality linens are provided in a quantity for all beds on site.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hosts Vicki and Carl are your concierges. Please do not hesitate to call or email during your stay. They may be at the cabin (you are welcome there by the way), at their house in Santee, or visiting grandkids in Gig Harbor or Virginia, but either way, if they are not physically around they do have resources to assist you in any way necessary to make your stay more comfortable and memorable.


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FAMILY BEACH HOUSE w/Air, WHITE WATER OCEAN VIEWS + guest privacy suite & more
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

Very nice funky San Diego home

  • 5 of 5

Travelled with 6 adults and two babies and had plenty of room. House is in a great location and an easy drive to just about anywhere in the area and a super easy walk to the beach and to restaurants, etc. Great view from the deck and master bedroom. I would definitely return to this property if I was in the area. As my 4 year old granddaughter said "this is our California house."

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad our home met your expectations and we look forward to your next visit. Aren’t grandkids the best!! Carl & Vicki
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Replay just as good as original

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay and the property is just as good as original. Crazy killer view from the deck. Solid gold. We are a family of four with two adult (so they say) children and the house works great with a king bed and two queens. Everyone has their privacy and its within 10 minutes door to Ocean Beach:)

Carl is a great host. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you all back, Dennis. We appreciate how you respect our home as you would your own. Sure look forward to seeing you and your family again in '19 after the upcoming remodel. Bye for now, Carl & Vicki
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Fantastic place, great view, location and wonderful service

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic week staying in this lovely home. The ocean view is amazing while sitting in a great quiet neighborhood. It’s location is perfectly close to the beach and plenty of restaurants and stores on nearby Newport Avenue. We loved walking to the pier everyday. The house itself has everything you need including a great game room for kids and equipment to enjoy the ocean and beach. Owner Carl was very accommodating and super accessible to our needs. We are definitely planning on coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gor, it is guests like you that make hosting enjoyable and fulfilling. Great communication allowed us to ensure that your visit to our home completely met the needs of your group. We really do hope you will visit us again soon. Thanks again, Carl & Vicki
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  • 5 of 5

In 15 years of San Diego vacationing, from Encinitas to Ocean Beach, this is by far our favorite vacation rental. It felt like home, from the moment we walked through the door until we reluctantly, had to leave.

The views are spectacular, the accommodations are perfect for a family gathering, the neighborhood is friendly and quiet.

Carl and Vickie are gracious hosts. We were lucky enough to be able to meet with Carl on Checking In and Out, He did everything possible to make sure our stay was perfect for us. We would NOT HESITATE to rent this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so excited to host your 3-week family gathering and love to hear that the accommodations and location met your needs. We enjoyed meeting you both and hope that our paths will cross again soon. Bye for now, Carl and Vicki
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Great location. Great view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. The view is amazing and the neighborhood quite. Just up the hill from the town of Ocean Beach and within walking distance to the pier and ocean. The hosts were lovely and thought of everything. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to be a small part of your graduation celebration. Good luck to your grad and we hope you will return to our little city again soon. Carl & Vicki
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Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

House was clean, comfortable with a beautiful view. Grandkids loved the lower floor and there were lots of games ot play. Carl the owner was wonderful to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy the little ones enjoyed our space. When they are happy so are the parents! Hope you consider a return during the summer for a longer stay. We'll keep the lights on!! Carl & Vicki
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Nearest Airport
3.9 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Nearest Ferry
7.8 Miles
Coronado Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Riverwalk Golf Resort
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interestate 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mission Bay for water skiing
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ocean Beach
Car: recommended

Sea World, Belmont Amusement Park, SD Zoo, SD Wild Animal Park, Viejas Casino, Tijuana Mexico, Del Mar Race Track, Balboa Park and Old Globe Theater, Coronado Island, Mission Bay Sport Center, Downtown Gas Lamp Quarter, USS Midway Museum, Old Town, Seaforth Sportfishing, Scripps Aquarium, Petco Park (SD Padres baseball), Qualcomm Stadium (SD Chargers football), Legoland Resort and more, all within 30 miles but most within 10 miles. Choose your dates to visit today!!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Point Loma Heights

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
18 May 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$411.66
Property Damage Protection AU$108.4
Cleaning fee AU$240.13 + Tax

A $500 booking fee is due at time of rental and reserves your time at the property. It is NOT refundable if you cancel within 60 days. The $500 damage deposit is refundable. The full rental amount is due 30 days before your stay. See details of cancellation policy in the Lease Agreement.

Note that all 30+ day rentals deduct the 11% tax from total rental fee. Call manager with questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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